gas line install

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by tregg, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. tregg

    tregg New Member

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    I'm doing a kitchen remodel. Are there any products other than black iron pipe to run natural gas to the cook top?
    I don't have a pipe threading tool and I don't like the idea of running back and forth to the Home store Thx !
  2. nhmaster3015

    nhmaster3015 Master Plumber

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    For any gas work it is always best to consult a licensed professional. Gas is dangerous stuff

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  3. Doherty Plumbing

    Doherty Plumbing Journeyman & Gas Fitter

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    Depends on your local codes but you generally have 3 options:

    1. Black Iron
    2. Copper
    3. Corrugated Stainless Steel tubing.

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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    CSST is usually only sold to licensed contractors who have undergone certification training. The training is almost NEVER given to DIYers. Copper MUST be either flared or brazed, it CANNOT be soldered.
  5. D1Case

    D1Case New Member

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    CSST is readily available to DIYers at Lowes. Lowes also sells the "simple" manual for the required training.
  6. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    A few points.

    Copper is allowed in certain areas of the country, and not others. It is related to the sufur content of the local gas supply. You will have to ask. The CSST tubing does require special tools, and skill. It was never intended to be a DIY product, but as mentioned, the $$$$ rules and it is now available. We simply do not recommend gas work as a DIY project. You don't have the skill to install, nor the tools to properly test a gas installation.
    For CERTAIN, your city/state/county building code requires a permit for gas work, and in many areas they DO allow homeowners to pull a permit. At least then, the work will get some kind of inspection.

    As far as WHICH material, I personally do not consider anything other than black pipe to be safe. There are very unique electrical bonding requirements involving CSST to prevent blowouts from lighting strikes.
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